Gareca has a big void to fill
Ricardo Gareca has been pointed out as a potential candidate to coach the Mexican national mens team. After Gerardo Martino left the Mexican side to coach Boca Juniors in his home country Argentina the Mexican FA pointed out a perfect replacement. Martino coached the Mexican side since 2019 and guided them to two Gold Cups one that he won and a Concacaf Nations League.
Gareca coaching profile
Gareca started coaching in 1996 and has coached 11 different sides in three different countries. Ricardo Gareca will have a big void to fill as Martino achieved a lot. However Gareca helped the Peru national team make the World Cup in 2018 after 36 years. His many years of experience should put him in a great place to manage the Mexican side. He also coached notable teams in South America like Palmeiras and Independiente.
Gareca won a league title with Peruvian side Universitario de Deportes in the 2007-08 season. He also won three titles with Velez Sarsfield in 2009, 2011 and 2013. All of Gareca’s achievements give you much reason to believe that Gareca can manage this Mexican side.
The Challenge ahead of becoming coach of El Tri
Gareca is going to have to choose wise ahead of the World Cup if he wants his Mexican side to stand a chance of impressing in Qatar. Gareca will be happy to know that he would have players like Jimenez, Herrera, Lozano at his disposal and Ochoa who was outstanding in the 2014 World Cup. Although he has coached big teams in Latin America coaching this Mexican side would be his toughest challenge in soccer far.
Gareca’s Mexican offer and Peru disappointment
The Mexican F.A believe he is the best man for the job and they even offered him $2.9 million. Gareca resigned from the Peru national team and will determine his future in the next few days. Gareca was left disappointed as his Peruvian side never made the World Cup this year.